Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

We're strengthening our commitment to social equity

Earthdance is working to strengthen our commitment to social equity, with racial justice at the core. As we move toward more wholly supporting those in our community who are People of the Global Majority, and historically marginalized communities, we need support to complete and sustain these positive changes. 

Learn more about these initiatives and ways to contribute >>

Join us September 23!

Featuring Aaron Brando.

Four times a year, experienced CI teachers rotate in to lead a workshop to those both new to and experienced in the form. All dance levels & styles welcome.

3:30- 6pm Workshop | Open space for jamming after 6pm

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Register by Sept 20 to save!

Join us October 18-21!

Facilitated by Jolyn Hope Arisman and Kristin Horrigan

Autumn's vibrancy of colors, shapes, and forms enters our bodies as we play with a range of approaches to Contact Improvisation and community. 

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Apply for E|MERGE 2019!

E|MERGE is a two-week (April 9-20, 2019) annual creative residency that provides a fertile space for the interchange of ideas, artistic innovation, and discovery of new models of creation that extend far beyond the residency itself.

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Deepen your capacity for renewal and restoration

with Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews, Jolyn Hope Arisman, Nicole Bindler, Paloma Irizarry, Andrew Suseno, and Taja Will

Join Political Movement teachers for a weekend of jams, discussions, and classes in Contact Improvisation, Body-Mind Centering®, Theatre of the Oppressed, Parcon, Witchcraft: A Corporeal Practice, and more! 

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
Proceeds support Earthdance’s racial justice initiatives Join Political Movement teachers for a weekend of jams, discussions, and classes in Contact Improvisation, Body-Mind Centering®, Theatre of the Oppressed, Parcon, Witchcraft: A Corporeal Practice, and more!Deepen your capacity for renewal and...
November 22, 2018 - 5:00pm to November 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
A weekend of dynamic listening in Contact Improvisation. Discover the balance in falling, redirecting, composing, and soaring that allows us to risk the unknown more fully. Morning classes inspire focused afternoon jamming and evening Jams open to all. All levels and movement backgrounds welcome.

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

September 23, 2018 -
3:30pm to 6:00pm
Learn & practice the form of Contact Improvisation (CI) from amazing teachers. Four times a year, experienced CI teachers rotate in to lead a workshop to those both new to and experienced in the form. All dance levels & styles welcome. 3:30- 6pm Workshopfollowed by an Open...
September 23, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us for an open CI jam following our Sunday CI Workshop Series. $10 - $20Free for workshop participants (no one turned away for lack of funds)
October 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to October 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
Autumn's vibrancy of colors, shapes, and forms enters our bodies as we play with a range of approaches to Contact Improvisation and community.  Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships Available (Application is now closed)